Baseball-sized meteor lights up Hawaii skies

Bright light believed to be meteor streaks across Hawaii skies

HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - Did you see it?

Early Thursday morning, a meteor lit up Hawaii skies as it streaked by.

Big Island residents apparently got the best view of the fireball, which flew by about 12:15 a.m.

Larry Denneau, a senior engineer at the University of Hawaii’s Institute for Astronomy, said the meteor was likely about the size of a baseball and lit up the sky as it burned up in the atmosphere.

“They are scientifically interesting but pose no threat whatsoever,” he said. “These occur over the Big Island maybe once every few weeks, and around the world there are dozens per night.”

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